Registered guide, entrance fees.
Available from March 1st to October 31st.
DIVINE DAY TOUR
09.30 am: Beaune Tourist Office. (From Tuesday to Saturday).
Our professional guide is an expert in Burgundy wines, gastronomy and history. With his knowledge and passion for Burgundy, he will answer to all your unanswered questions. Highly personable, your guide will make you discover in a friendly, relaxing and fun way all the secrets of the region. No stone will be leaving unturned!! And, no worries, you don’t need to be an expert in wine to enjoy this tour!!
Scenic drive through the beautiful villages of Côte de Beaune: Pommard, Volnay, and Meursault, and through the Grands crus roads, via Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Sightseeing of the famous Bâtard-Montrachet, Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. Welcome to the spirit of France.
While we are in the vineyards we will give you a clear and entertaining presentation of the difference between the appellations “Village, 1er Cru and Grand Crus”. Here the Chardonnay is at its best!
11.00 am: Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune
Discover an estate situated in the heart of Beaune. With the owner, you will taste white wines such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault 1er cru “les Charmes” or the famous Grand cru Corton –Charlemagne.
12.00 : Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions in Beaune
Free time and lunch at leisure in Beaune, possibility to discover the Hospices de Beaune on your own (entrances to be paid on site).
The Hospices de Beaune which have, since their foundation in 1443 by the Chancellor Nicolas Rolin, kept their doors open to everyone without interruption. This institution, unique in its historical and wine-producing, is closely connected with the economic life of the region.
Route des Grands Crus
Sightseeing along the Grands Crus road and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti. Considered as the most prestigious name of Burgundy, this plot of 1, 8 hectares produces the most expensive wine of the world.
Picturesque drive along the Côte de Nuits through the villages of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Discover the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy. We will take advantage of being in those prestigious vineyards to explain the Terroir and the different steps needed along the year to harvest the best Pinot Noir possible. L’expression du Terroir”.
Guided tour of the Château du Clos de Vougeot
Founded in 1098 by the monks of the abbey of Cîteaux, the vineyard of the Clos de Vougeot represents more than 50 hectares of vines owned today by more than 80 different owners. Its wine is one of the most famous Grands crus of Burgundy. Today, the castle welcomes the different “chapitres” (dinners) of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin).
04.00 pm: Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges
In the heart of the town which gave its name to the Côte de Nuits, you will discover a new estate. Through this tour, you will learn the different techniques of winemaking which give these wines of exception!
05.30 pm: your guide will drop you off at the Beaune Tourist Office.
This tour includes
Tasting 10 wines: Village, Premiers and 2 Grands Crus Wines, Tour and wine tasting in a local domain in Beaune, Lunch at leisure upon your guide's suggestions in Beaune, Route des Grands Crus, Guided tour of the Clos Vougeot, Tour and wine tasting in a local domain around Nuits-Saint-Georges, Drop off.
Providers are subject to change according to their availability upon reservation. Should they not be available, we will offer you alternatives of same standard.
This tour doesn't include
Extras, options, personal expenses, other meals, other drinks, other visits, extra hour (75 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day), tips.